Lumber question

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Lumber question

Postby joe4800 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:53 pm

I'm starting to build my boat can I use douglas fir for my frames and for the keel and chines I saw some at Home Depot

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Re: Lumber question

Postby mdweber » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:54 pm

Building with Plywood warns against it. Are you having trouble sourcing mahogany?

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Re: Lumber question

Postby joe4800 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:08 pm

I'm having a hard time finding mahogany lumber

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Re: Lumber question

Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:30 pm

Douglas Fir is fine. Southern Yellow Pine is good as is White (not Red)Oak.

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Re: Lumber question

Postby joe4800 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:42 pm

Can I get the Douglas Fir at Home Depot I saw it there would that be ok for the keel and chines

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Re: Lumber question

Postby Lowka53 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:24 pm

8) you can use Douglas fir unfortunately big box stores sell kiln dried lumber you can use it yes but it would be better if you can get air dried also if you are careful you can get rif cut or quarter sawn if you hand pick them or or buy a wider with than you need of standard cut and rerip the wood to get quarter sawn :wink:
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Re: Lumber question

Postby mdweber » Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:46 pm

Hey Joe,

Sorry, I thought you were talking about building the frames out of plywood.

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Re: Lumber question

Postby joe4800 » Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:54 am

Can I use Douglas Fir for the keel and chines on my boat

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Re: Lumber question

Postby Bill Edmundson » Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:12 am

Joe

We answered this. Yes. :lol: SYP would be better for the shear and chine. SYP takes a steam bend very well.

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Re: Lumber question

Postby joe4800 » Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:41 pm

I found some white Oak can I use it its not Quartersawn

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Re: Lumber question

Postby Lowka53 » Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:50 pm

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joe4800 wrote:I found some white Oak can I use it its not Quartersawn
white oak would be real good wood but it not being quarter saw you will have trouble with warp-age some times if the boards are large enough you can split the boards and get quarter sawed or rif cut pieces out of them. the reason we use quarter sawed wood it it is less likely to warp out of shape and with the grain orientation you have less chance of the wood breaking when bending it.
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